March 30, 2017

Licensees may be required to perform standard filing tasks after obtaining a license. For information on current applicable fees, see the Wireless Fee Filing Guide.

Apply for a New License

  1. Log onto License Manager using FRN & Password.
  2. On the left hand side choose: Apply for a New License.
  3. Click down arrow and select radio service code. Click Continue.
  4. APPLICATION INFO: Complete Application Information. Click Next page at Bottom right of page.
  5. APPLICANT: Choose the Licensee Type at the top right hand side of the page. Then complete the rest of the Applicant Info. And Contact Info. (If Applicable). Click Next page at Bottom right of page.
  6. OWNERSHIP/QUALIFICATION: Complete Ownership/Qualification questions. If any questions are answered as “Yes” then an attachment is required explaining why it is yes. Click Next page at Bottom right of page.
  7. GENERAL CERTIFICATION STATEMENT: Type in name of party authorized to sign. Click Next page at Bottom right of page.
  8. CONTROL POINT: Click the “Add” button on the left hand side of page to enter Control Point information. Click Next page at Bottom right of page. Choose “Yes” on the pop-up screen to save information.
  9. ADMINISTRATIVE: Complete the white boxes on the Administrative page. Click Next page at Bottom right of page. Choose “Yes” on the pop-up screen to save information.
  10. Coast and Ground Certification: You need to choose the appropriate coast & ground certification.
  11. LOCATION: Click the “Add” button on the right hand side of page to enter Location. Once they choose the location type, it will open other boxes that need to be completed. Once the required information is added, click the “save” button on right hand side of the page. Continue choosing the “Add” button until all locations are added. Click Next page at Bottom right of page. Choose “Yes” on the pop-up screen to save information.
  12. ANTENNA: Click on location 1 under “Select Location” to highlight it. Then click the “Add” button on the right hand side of page to enter Antenna information. Complete Antenna information at the bottom. Click the “Save” button on the top right hand side of the page. Repeat this process to add all antenna information for each location. Click Next page at Bottom right of page. Choose “Yes” on the pop-up screen to save information.
  13. FREQUENCY: Click on location 1 under “Select Location” to highlight it. Then click on antenna 1 under “Select Antenna” to highlight it. Then click the “Add frequency” button on the right hand side of the page. Complete the frequency information. Click the “Save Frequency” button at the top right hand side of the page. Repeat this process to add all frequency information for each location and antenna.
  14. EMISSION: Click on location 1 under “Select Location” to highlight it. Then click on antenna 1 under “Select Antenna” to highlight it. Then click frequency 1 under “Select Frequency” to highlight it. Click the “Add Emission” button at the bottom right hand side of page. Enter emission information and click the “Save Emission” button. Repeat this process to add emission information for all frequencies.
  15. Click the “Check Errors” button at the bottom right of the page. Click the “Return Button” to correct any errors that it may show.
  16. Click the “Submit button at the bottom right hand side of the page. Print confirmation page or jot down File number.
  17. If a fee is required, click the “Continue to 159” button.

Change an Address

To complete a change of address you will need FCC Form 601 (Main Form). If you currently do not have an FCC Registration Number (FRN) FCC form 160 would also be required for a manual filing these forms can be obtained at FCC Forms. The purpose of the filing would be Administrative Update “AU."
Electronic filers would utilize the Universal Licensing System (ULS).
  1. Under the heading Online Filing, click Log In.
  2. Enter your FRN and password. If you do not have your password or have forgotten it, go to FRN Password Reset (t) and enter your FRN and answer the Personal Security Question (PSQ) allowing you to reset your password. If you have not set the PSQ go to Set a Personal Security Question or contact FCC Support.
  3. If you have multiple licenses, you will need to select the call sign by clicking on its link.
  4. On the License At A Glance screen, go to the Work on this License box on the right and click on the Update link.
  5. Select which sections of the license you need to update.
  6. Answer the questions on the following screens; click the Continue button to navigate the screens until you come to the Certification screen, where you will “sign” the application.
  7. Click the Continue to Submit button to submit your application to the Commission. The application will be assigned a file number as a confirmation of submission.
  8. No application or regulatory fees are required.

Renew a License

The renewal application can be submitted no earlier than 90 days prior to the expiration date of the license. To complete a manual renewal of your license the FCC Form 601 (Main Form and/or associated schedules) is required. If you do not have an FCC Registration Number (FRN), FCC form 160 will also be required for a manual filing. Applications that require fees will need form 159. The purpose of the filing will either be Renewal Only "RO" or Renewal/Modification "RM". These forms can be obtained at FCC Forms.
Renewal Only will be selected to renew an existing license that has not expired and where no changes in the license are being requested. Completing a Renewal Only you would only need to complete the 601 main form and form 159 if your application requires a fee.
Renewal/Modification would be used to renew an existing authorization, Special Temporary Authorization (STA), or developmental authorization and request a change in the conditions of that authorization, (including requesting a waiver). Completing a Renewal/Modification you would use 601 main form and schedules D & H for modifying technical data. (NOTE: Some radio services modifying technical information require frequency coordination through a Land Mobile Frequency Coordinator.)
Electronic filers would utilize the Universal Licensing System (ULS). Click on Register, if you do not have an FCC Registration Number (FRN). Continue through the steps until you receive a FRN then proceed to ULS online filing.
  1. If already registered, under the heading Online Filing click Log In.
  2. Enter your FRN and password. If you do not have your password or have forgotten it, go to FRN Password Reset (t) and enter your FRN and answer the Personal Security Question (PSQ) allowing you to reset your password. If you have not set the PSQ go to Set a Personal Security Question or contact FCC Support.
  3. If you have multiple licenses, you will need to select the call sign by clicking on its link. If you have one license, you will see a button to begin the renewal process.
  4. On the Select Licenses screen, select the license(s) you need to renew in the My Licenses box, and click on the Add button to add them to the Licenses to Renew box.
  5. If you need to make any updates to the license information, select which sections of the license you need to update.
  6. Answer the questions as prompted on the following screens; click the Continue button to navigate the screens until you come to the Certification screen, where you will “sign” the application.
  7. Click the Continue to Submit button to submit your application to the Commission. The application will be assigned a file number as a confirmation of submission.
  8. If a fee is due, you can make the fee payment online or print out the 159 and submit it with payment (check, money order, credit card) to: Federal Communications Commission
    Wireless Bureau Applications
    P. O. Box 979097
    St. Louis, MO, 63197-9000
    This fee must be received within 10 calendar days of the filing.

Replacing a License

To file for a duplicate license you need FCC Form 601 (Main Form). If you currently do not have an FCC Registration Number (FRN), FCC form 160 would also be required for a manual filing. If payment is due, form 159 (Remittance Advice) will be needed. These forms can be obtained at FCC Forms. The purpose of the filing will be Duplicate License "DU".
Electronic filers would utilize the Universal Licensing System (ULS).
  1. Under the heading Online Filing, click Log In.
  2. Enter your FRN and password. If you do not have your password or have forgotten it, go to FRN Password Reset (t) and enter your FRN and answer the Personal Security Question (PSQ) allowing you to reset your password. If you have not set the PSQ go to Set a Personal Security Question or contact FCC Support.
  3. If you have multiple licenses, you will need to select the call sign by clicking on its link.
  4. On the License At A Glance screen, go to the Work on this License box on the right and click on the Request Duplicate link.
  5. Select which sections of the license you need to update, if necessary.
  6. Answer the questions on the following screens; click the Continue button to navigate the screens until you come to the Certification screen, where you will "sign" the application.
  7. Click the Submit Button. You will receive a confirmation screen giving you the file number for the application submitted. If a fee is due ULS will calculate the fee and the fee payment options will be available at the end of your online filing. You can make the fee payment online or print out the 159 and submit it with payment (check, money order, credit card) to: Federal Communications Commission
    Wireless Bureau Applications
    P. O. Box 979097
    St. Louis, MO, 63197-9000
    This fee must be received within 10 calendar days of the filing.

Check Application Status

To perform an application search online please follow the detailed step by step instructions:
  1. Go to the Universal Licensing System (ULS). Next to Search, click ‘Applications’.
  2. Specify your search. You can search By File Number, By Call Sign, By FRN or By Applicant Name. The system also allows you to do an Advanced Search, Service Specific or a Specialized Search.
  3. Enter your requested search criteria.
  4. The system will load Search Results matching the criteria you specify. Click the requested file number link to load the application information.

 

Date Last Updated/Reviewed: 
Thursday, March 30, 2017